Xavier has always had great performing arts, but the performing artists have always been performing on the side. They’ve been math majors and philosophers and science students who just like the stage and spotlight. That’s changing. Xavier is creating two new majors—theater performance and theater education—that will be located within the growing Department of Music and Theater. Stephen Skiles, chair of the theater department at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, was hired to oversee the program.